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ENDA Vote Coming: TAKE ACTION to End Legalized Discrimination

Imagine getting fired. Not because you aren't good at your job. Not because you show up late or slack off but solely because you're lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. In most states that is fully legal. We are pushing for a vote on an inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that would end this injustice soon after Congress returns next week. Tell your U.S. representative to push hard to end this discrimination – without delay! With health care finally off the agenda and the November elections looming, this is the right moment. But it won't last forever – we need to do what we can to pass ENDA immediately!  And half-measures aren't enough. We demand a fully inclusive bill that covers our whole community, with no additions, subtractions, or poison-pill amendments. HRC supporters have already sent more than 87,000 messages to Congress – and have submitted more than 1,600 letters to the editor across the country. But we need to do more. Right now we are fewer than 20 cosponsors away from having the votes locked in to pass this historic legislation in the House. Tell your U.S. representative to put an end to workplace discrimination and then pass this along to your friends and family.

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